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Templar
05-06-04, 05:29 PM
Topic says all.

Well I did it. PreOrdered a Gainward 6800 Ultra.

Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Not going to explain why (too lenghty) but I think the 6800 Ultra is really yet to be unleashed and we'll see it match and perhaps even overtake the X800XT with better image quality.

Otherwise I'd like to tell people that whatever card you buy today. They are both awesome and I really don't care that much which one I buy, 6800 vs. X800.

Be civil ;)

Simon

DMA
05-06-04, 05:34 PM
Which one? The "Ultra/2600 GS"? Thats the one i've got my eyes on too. I can't decide if i'll go with X800XT or this one. :(
I think i'll wait a few weeks and see how things work out with drivers etc before i pre-order.

As you say, i don't think we've seen what NV40 can do yet, so i'll chill for a while. :o

raheem
05-06-04, 05:35 PM
congrads, I'm sure you'll enjoy the card. I can't wait to get my hands on one of the new gen cards :drooling:

OWA
05-06-04, 06:02 PM
Cool and congrats! Did they list an expected ship date? I'm anxious to get one myself.

Skinner
05-06-04, 06:04 PM
Where did you order it? What's the ETA?

Cota
05-06-04, 06:08 PM
If you are at any point dissapointed by your choice I'm more than willing to keep it.

:) :) :)

GlowStick
05-06-04, 06:33 PM
Yeah, where did you find a preoreder for it! wow!

zakelwe
05-06-04, 06:38 PM
I'm sure you will be happy with it .. bet the wait is terrible now .. when does it arrive ?

:clap:

Regards

Andy

zakelwe
05-06-04, 07:19 PM
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/kl.asp?bn=10413

$1100 and $720 for the Gainward cards.

Regards

Andy

Cota
05-06-04, 07:23 PM
woooooooooooooow!!!

And we complain that 499 dlls is too expensive?

Ruined
05-06-04, 07:27 PM
Now if only someone could find me a 6800GT for $200 I'd be set ;)

zakelwe
05-06-04, 07:31 PM
woooooooooooooow!!!

And we complain that 499 dlls is too expensive?

you have it easy in the USA, don't complain when you are spending a mere $499 :D

Regards

Poor Andy ( UK )

cshuttle
05-06-04, 08:05 PM
Who'd you order it from? I've got to buy it now before I spend the cash on something else.

Blacklash
05-06-04, 08:42 PM
When you get it, grace us with some numbers and game screenshots with all the candy. I know I am certainly not ready to make that sort of investment. You should enjoy it though.

Lfctony
05-06-04, 09:34 PM
Wish all cards were this easy to find here in Cyprus. We have to wait for months until the new cards are imported by the big importers over here. And then, even dealers like me have to pay insame money for these products and then sell the products at a higher price! At least I get my parts at reasonable prices. Last time I asked for a 9800XT, it cost 320CYP (640USD) plus Tax @ 15% dealer price and then I had to sell it close to 420CYP (840USD) with my profit!

SH64
05-06-04, 10:04 PM
Gainward 6800 = :drooling:

good choice my friend !

evilchris
05-06-04, 10:25 PM
Gainward 6800 = :drooling:

good choice my friend !

I wonder how long before 512MB cards come out. I might wait for that.

gordon151
05-06-04, 10:29 PM
I thought Templar pre-ordered an Albatron 6800 Ultra. He's buying two of em now?!

SmuvMoney
05-06-04, 10:41 PM
Gainward = good choice...you gotta pass on your OC results especially if you get a Golden Sample. :)

SH64
05-06-04, 10:43 PM
I wonder how long before 512MB cards come out. I might wait for that.

Also i wonder how a 512MB GDDR3 can make diffrenece @16x12 ,4xAA,16xAF... or this is just a another markting trick .

evilchris
05-06-04, 10:45 PM
Also i wonder how a 512MB GDDR3 can make diffrenece @16x12 ,4xAA,16xAF... or this is just a another markting trick .

Q: How much RAM is enough?

A: You can never have enough brotha!

bkswaney
05-06-04, 10:50 PM
I hear ya. Enjoy that bad boy. :D

As for me I'm cash strapped right now.
I really needed a cpu upgrade to.
So I have a new 2.8E P4 on the way now.
I hope to get 3.5 out of it on water.
So I'm going with the X800Pro.
I only use 1024 res on about everything thing I play
and I use 4xAA and 8xAF most of the time.
So the X800Pro at 399 and a CPU at 170 is going
to break the bank.
I really wanted a 16 pipe hog but at what I play
at it's really a waist.
The Pro's should overclock good so even with 12 pipes
it's going to kick the crap out of most any other card
on the market anyway. "lol" :D

nvjarett
05-06-04, 10:54 PM
when do you all think it will be available in stores like newegg ?

SH64
05-06-04, 10:55 PM
As for me I'm cash strapped right now.
I really needed a cpu upgrade to.


From your avatar i thought you had an EE ! oh well ..

bkswaney
05-06-04, 10:56 PM
when do you all think it will be available in stores like newegg ?

It may be a month or so.

I really hope to get a Pro in a week or so.